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-anchor terry moran is on the ground in the embattled city of damascus to night to bring us this look inside syria. >> reporter: bill we have come to damascus at just about the same time the civil war has arrived here. you can feel it in the fabric of life, fear, anxiety for sure. most especially several times an hour day and night the boom of the government's big artillery guns on the hills around town firing into rebel positions in the suburbs just a mile or two away. and it is strange to think every time you hear that sound that it is raining death on people not very far away. and every once in a while, and more and more, death comes the other way. war time damascus seems almost normal sometimes. >> thank you. >> reporter: you can still stroll through the ancient market where bewildering variety of good are sold and where the merchants hock their wares with disarming enthusiasm. but the war is never very far away. as we saw today. so we have just gotten word that three mortar round have landed in the center of damascus. reports of casualty thousands. we are on our way to check it out. thi
syrian territory. the attack took place in the early hours of wednesday morning outside of damascus. the target was believed to be a convoy carrying anti-aircraft weapons bound for hezbollah. we have reports on how this could further inflame the region. >> the explosions are recorded by steering activists seem more powerful than anything the rebels could do. there is a different account of what happens. the government said that planes bombed a military research center between damascus and the lebanese border. they said two people were killed in the raid. u.s. officials say that jets bomb a convoy carrying anti aircraft missiles. >> you will not allow and we will prevent any attacks for hezbollah to smuggle such weapons from syria. is israel attacks, it means that such an attempt by hezbollah was made. >> the contagion from the violence in syria worries the whole region. syria sits on the middle east religious and political fault lines. they connect the war to all of its neighbors, whether they like it or not. the war in syria is exporting trouble. its neighbors are seeing a new thre
>> multiple explosions rocked the damascus in the center. there are reports of casualties. you are watching al-jazeera, live. the third hearing resumes for the runner, oscar pistorious. and the surprise resignation within the government. >> a few years ago these women had not even set foot on a sailboat. wire of a now racing across the arabian gulf? >> four weeks into the syrian capital of damascus and the headquarters near the russian embassy was targeted. it is not clear what caused the explosions, what more can you tell us about these explosions? >> the pro-government media says that four explosions rocked the capital in damascus this morning. that area is very famous and very busy. many civilians killed, including children. the place where the explosion took place is usually a place where students stand on line and wait for the buses to take them back,. there are clashes between the government forces and the rebels. another adjacent neighborhood. these explosions look huge. buses, cars burned, people dead, children running away. the government accuses terrorist organization
proof of the volatile situation in syria. car bombs tearing through the capital damascus and abc's terry moran is there. >> reporter: black smoke rose into the clear morning sky above damascus, marking the latest atrocity in this brutal civil war. on al thawra street, in the heart of the city, horror, carnage and chaos. rescue workers and ordinary citizens frantically tried to douse fires and aid victims. we drove to the scene from across the city, through traffic paralyzed by panic and arrived as bodies were still being pulled from the wreckage. this is a scene of shocking devastation. 11:00 this morning, in this crowded traffic intersection in the heart of downtown damascus, a giant car bomb devastates this entire area. many casualties. this is designed to terrorize the people of damascus. what made it even more heartbreaking, among the more than 50 killed, children. the whole scene stank of gasoline, charred cars and death. it could have been worse. what looked like a second car bomb that did not detonate was discovered at the scene and dismantled. syrian officials say they arrested t
in syria where more than 50 people were killed and hundreds more were injured in a damascus car bombing today. we have a report narrated by lindsey hilsum of "independent television news." >> reporter: at least three bombs exploded in downtown damascus this morning, a coordinated assault designed to kill and maim. a car which the syrian government said was carrying five bombs exploded just outside the headquarters of president assad's baath party, dozens killed, hundreds injured, devastating damage, more evidence that even in the heart of the capital syrian civilians aren't safe. survivors shown on syrian state tv blamed jabat al nusra, the jihadi wing of the rebels linked to al qaeda. >> ( translated ): this is terrorism. it's murder. it's un-islamic. you're telling me it was done by al nusra? i hope god never forgives them. >> ( translated ): we think al nusra and the wahabi terrorists did this. >> reporter: a rebel video reveals that the last man shows up frequently on state t.v. often as an eye-witness sometimes as a soldier. he's spouting government propaganda. the video exposing h
an update on the syrian civil war, as attacks on damascus escalate and the deadliest car bomb to date rocks the capital. >> woodruff: our week long focus on guns, "after newtown" continues with two reports: first, the state of play in florida, which has some of the least restrictive gun laws in the u.s. >> nothing really truly equalizes a smal petite woman with someone who's 6'3, 230 pounds who's angry except a firearm. >> those weapons often times fall in the hands of bad folks in our communities. >> suarez: hari sreenivasan brings together high school students from across the country to talk about guns and violence. >> woodruff: and as oscar night nears, tony scott, movie critic for the "new york times," gives us his take on the latest buzz about wild cards and front runners. that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the
. plighting in and around damascus continues to intensify, for a second day. charles has this report. continues.ng >> the fighting for control of damascus has intensified. these videos were up loaded onto an youtube and, although al jazeera can not independently verified. it is reportedly a suburb. the government says it has launched a major campaign against rebel positions in damascus. the voice describes what appears to be two dead soldiers and rebels say is a captured government gun. rebels say the fighting escalated on febris 61 they attacked the two checkpoints ini towns.u this is a british-based syrian observatory that says government reinforcements arrived here in recent days. >> escalation in fighting comes as an opposition leader suggested peace talks with president assad, but the government ignored the offer and another opposition group slightly rejected it and promised to fight on. rebels say the battles are now raging in and around damascus more intensely than ever before. that's a sign the government believes it could break a military stalemate in the capital and win bac
into the heart of the conflict. damascus, sealed off from much of the world. with the siege ruler issues a defiant warning today. >> sky high. the cost of gas pricing, for 32 straight days. will it go to $4? when can you count on prices going down? >>> skyfall. a meteor overhead in florida. anxious phone calls. how much warning will a new high tech system give everyone on earth? >>> and, danica does it. for the first time, she is the leader of the pack on the nascar track. how does tiny danica patrick have the physical strength to outrace the guys? >>> good evening. and a good holiday to you. and we begin tonight with an international call to action on the long, volatile battle inside syria, a battle that has so many repercussions for the united states. today, a u.n. panel declared it's time to bring charges, using those two powerful words, war crimes. and they say the crimes were committed not just by the government of president assad, but by his mysterious opposition, as well. so, as the battle rages closer to the capital of damascus, our terry moran has made the dangerous journey into
, the capital, damascus. >> reporter: the road from beirut to damascus. we drove into syria along this heavily guarded route, checkpoint after checkpoint after checkpoint. it is now a lifeline, as damascus, the stronghold of the government of president bashar assad, becomes a city under siege. it is a dirty war, in a crucial country. just look at the map. the chaos engulfing syria threatens to spill over into iraq on one side, israel and lebanon on the other. a nightmare scenario for the u.s. the united nations now estimates that 70,000 people have been killed in the fighting. though, no one really knows. damascus is quiet. some light traffic. no one really walking around. 5 million people hunkered down, as the terrible war that is tearing their country apart has now arrived here, in fierce battles raging in the city's suburbs. >> that's terry moran for us in damascus. terry is in syria, with permission from the government there. he'll be reporting on the conflict throughout the week. >>> one more note from overseas. we learned overnight who is likely responsible for recent internet attacks on
to syria, with abc's terry moran, who made his way into the heart of the capital, damascus, as rebels are trying to close in. and tonight, terry shows us the new normal there. mortars exploding near the presidential palace. terry? >> reporter: diane, life in this city under siege is surreal. it's traffic jams and business deals still getting done while artillery fire and bombing raids punctuate the air. everything covered in a blanket of dread. people here in downtown damascus, they're still trying to carry on. but the war stalks them, edging ever closer. this evening, smoke billowed from a strike on the outskirts of the downtown. the suburbs are the battleground -- for now. so, this is the first one? earlier, at a hospital in the christian quarter of town, we were shown some light damage from a couple of primitive mortars fired by rebels. it's another stop on this trip where we have been granted visas by the government of president bashar assad to tell their side of the story in this brutal civil war. as we talked to witnesses -- and you hear this boom, boom, boom, all the time? they
research center near damascus. >> the arab league has also condemned the strike, but the actual target is still not exactly clear. some reports suggest a weapons convoy believe to be carrying russian-made anti-aircraft missiles from syria into lebanon. >> we will speak to an expert on the region later. first, this report. >> the israeli government has not issued any statement, but national papers are full of the news. u.s. officials say the raid targeted a weapons convoy headed for members of hezbollah, an ally of the syrian president. but the syrian government denied the existence of the vehicles, saying the israeli planes bombed a research center near damascus. russia says the facts are not yet clear but adds that any air strike would be completely unacceptable. >> we are analyzing the information as we receive it. if the allegations are confirmed, then it is our position this is a serious breach of the united nations charter. this would be an unacceptable action against a sovereign government. >> the syrian media say two people were killed when israeli jets bombed the research cente
an international airport in the northern province of aleppo. there's also violence in damascus. this video meant to show army tanks in a damascus suburb blown up by what appeared to be a roadside bomb. there have been violent clashes between rebels and government forces on the outskirts of hamas. iran's top nuclear negotiator has met the syrian prime minister. the allies have threatened to retaliate following an israeli air strike in syria on wednesday. u.s. vice president joe biden has met the head of syria's main opposition coalition. biden's meeting is the highest level u.s. meeting with the syrian opposition since the conflict began 22 months ago. the conflict in syria has created a security vacuum that criminal elements are taking advantage of. now the syrian opposition is trying to restore law and order by setting up a police force in aleppo, syria's biggest city. the new force includes the sectors from assad's regime. some locals say they can't trust officers once loyal to the president. >> this is yet another armed group in rebel controlled districts of aleppo city but the job of these m
from damascus. >> reporter: while the streets in central damascus are fairly quiet, fierce fighting in the capital suburbs can be heard and seen throughout the day. this woman tells us her name is jamila, she says her house was destroyed during the battles. she fled to the relative safety of damascus with her two children, one only a month old. but now she sees the violence closing in on her again. >> translator: we are afraid. sometimes i want to take all my thing and sleep outside in the park because it is safer than being indoors. >> reporter: she says she depends mostly on handouts from private people to get by. the u.n. estimates that around 2 million syrians have been internally displaced because of the ongoing conflict and many of those who remain in the government-controlled part of the country try to make it to this part of the capital. that's where we meet this woman who left her husband behind in the suburbs of damascus when fierce fighting broke out and he hasn't been heard from since. now she has to support four children on her own. >> translator: i am not the only one
is facing charges of attempted murder. a car bomb explodes in damascus. aind in the deep, we join an expedition hunting for species we may never have seen before. ♪ >> welcome to our viewers on public television and in america. faces chargesuus of killing his girlfriend but the lead detective faces seven charges of attempted murder. the detective has been pulled off the case. from pretoria, andrew harden reports. >> center stage for the wrong reasons. the detective investigating istorius, now, hilton botha charged with an attempted shooting in 2011. botha said -- itw a was murder and the athlete should not get bail. from thes dropped case. x this necessitated us, -- this necessitated us to take him off the case. >> the focus returned to the death of reeva steenkamp. the court herd arguments of what and why in the bedroom, he shot his girlfriend bheind a locked door. the windows were unbarred. he said he felt a burglar had broken in and he fired in, killing reeva by mistake. but the prosecution said he was a vioelnt man and this story did not add up. >> there was a burglar in the
dangerous journey into the heart of the simmering conflict. he is in damascus itself. >> reporter: the road from beirut to damascus. we drove into syria along this heavily guarded route -- checkpoint after checkpoint after checkpoint. it is now a lifeline, as damascus, the stronghold of the government of president bashar assad, becomes a city under siege. it is a dirty war, in a crucial country. just look at the map. the chaos engulfing syria threatens to spill over into iraq on one side, israel and lebanon on the other. a nightmare scenario for the u.s. the united nations now estimates that 70,000 people have been killed in the fighting, though no one really knows. a u.n. commission today called for war crimes investigations of both sides. assad's government, which has sought to crush the rebellion by any means necessary. and the rebels, many of whom are increasingly seen by ordinary syrians as war lords, gangsters and religious fanatics who regularly post videos of beheadings and other atrocities on youtube. damascus is quiet tonight. some light traffic. no one really walking ar
. throughout the bloody civil war, the capital city of damascus has largely remained sort of peaceful, but that may not last a whole lot longer. our own frederik pleitgen is in the syrian capital. a rare opportunity for a western journalist to be right in the heart of syria. fred is joining us now live from damascus. fred, what's going on, what do you see there in damascus? >> reporter: well, wolf, i can tell you that day and night you can hear artillery fire. even if you're in the center of damascus. basically what's going on is is the syrian army is shelling the outskirts where of course the opposition has not taken hold but is still very much present there, has fighters on the ground. just a couple of seconds before we went live right here, right now, there was a barrage of activity i could hear just a couple miles away from where we are right now. that is something that we'll hear throughout the day. and of course those areas are being pounded very hard. the people in those areas, a lot of them are fleeing them. they're coming here into the center of damascus. so what's going on h
the capital of damascus on wednesday with the government has blamed on israel. the promise came as he met the head of a rob's and national security council. the theory of conflict has dominated high level talks at a security conference in germany. the defense minister of israel appears to confirm speculation that israeli forces were behind wednesday's attack near damascus. >> alongside apparent diplomatic progress on syria, there were reminders about how easily the conflict could spread. the defense minister of israel spoke of the imminent fall of bashar al-assad, and gave his response to reports that israeli jets bombed targets inside syria. >> i cannot say anything about what happened in syria several days ago, but they keep telling us that frankly that we said when we face some think we need it, we say we don't think they should be allowed to bring advanced weapons systems into lebanon on. >> the iranian foreign minister said he held face-to-face talks with syrian opposition on saturday. about the number of one-on-one meetings with key players including u.s. vice president, joe biden.
sections of the key damascus ring road after rebels made gains there. they were tending to stop opposition fighters from moving into the city center -- are trying to stop opposition fighters from moving into the city center. the government is not backing down. >> this is the first major game by rebels in months. after they forced government soldiers of the district in the southeast of the city. those soldiers did not go far. they are now positioned less than 200 meters away. this highway is all that divides the two sides. it is a key road. it links the airport to areas of the city under government control. in effect, the rebels have cut off the army's ability to resupply its troops by land. >> the supply line is strategic for the regime. they send supplies from damascus and other areas by air. and then they use the highway. >> the rebels have been trying to break the military stalemate. they know that they cannot do this just by taking territory. they need to capture strategic territory. that is why the rebel push into the district is a threat to the government. many of its residents were
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." >>> a massive explosion has torn through damascus killing 35 people and injuring more than 200. the explosion occurred before noon on thursday near the headquarters of the ruling baath party. state run television played footage of the scene. the reporter said the blast was a terrorist plot and blamed anti-government forces. yet, an opposition activist says the bombing was conducted by the basharal assad government in order to scapegoat the opposition. the blast was caused by a car bomb and that casualties would rise. violence is getting worse in damascus. they launched mortar attacks against the palace. japan's prime minister is on his way to one of his most important meetings of the year. shinzo abe is flying to washington for his first talks with u.s. president barack obama since he took office in december. their agenda is packed and their discussions are expected to touch on everything from a wide-ranging free trade deal to punishing north korea. >> translator: i want the summit talks to show the international community that japan and the un
in the heart of the capital city of damascus. police say a car bomb went off this morning near the ba'ath party headquarters and the russian embassy. it injured pedestrians, kids going to school, people in passing vehicles. damascus has until recently been spared the worst of syria's two-year civil war which has now claimed an estimated 70,000 lives. >>> another big story overseas tonight. one the white house is watching closely. international nuclear inspectors said today, iran has made significant upgrades, as they called it, in its ability to enrich uranium, bringing that nation even closer to being able to make a nuclear weapon. our chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell, following all of this tonight in our washington newsroom. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. less than a week before iran and the u.s., along with other allies, are set to finally resume nuclear talks, those weapon inspectors reported today that iran has made good on its threat to start installing advanced centrifuges in its nuclear plant at netans, increases iran's ability to produce enr
, as assad struggles to hold onto power. abc's terry morgan is in damascus. >> reporter: david, less than a mile from here, just over there, there's another hotel, a small place, where visiting sports teams will stay. it's just near the stadium. this afternoon, the war came there. a rebel mortar shell fired from the suburbs blasted out windows and scattered shrapnel into the building, killing a young soccer player. his teammate was in the room when it happened. "in front of me, my friend was just talking to me, and he died," he tells me. "we are all just athletes," he says. "we have nothing to do with this violence." in hamouriyah, a suburb just a few miles away from the hostel, at least 13 people were killed in an apparent government airstrike. and a rebel group released this video today, which they claim shows them shooting down a syrian jet fighter. this afternoon, we went to the main military hospital in damascus. syrian forces are taking heavy casualties in this war, as many as 16,000 killed. general nidal ibrahim, his legs badly shot up, his spirit defiant. i ask him about the alleg
. of course, iran still backs the assad regime in damascus. egypt is a strong supporter of the rebels. reza sayeh, cnn. >>> new details about the hostage situation that occurred in rural alabama. >> jimmy lee dykes' state of mind is being released. he was unable to understand why anyone would think the boy was in danger and that he, quote, thought the whole world was wrong and that he was right. on monday, the fbi rescued ethan who turns 6 today. >>> and it could take months to rescue a warship that is stranded off the philippines. it ran aground last month and the u.s. navy is preparing to cut it out of the reef. >>> and strained relations between japan and island over disputed islands in the east china sea reached a new revel today. japan's prime minister called china's use of radar, quote, dangerous and regrettable. that kind of radar could be used for information to fire on the japanese ships. we'll keep an eye on it, wolf. >> a little tension going on. thanks very much, lisa, for that. >>> will the boy scouts permit gay leaders and troop members? why you'll have to wait a little longer
in the civil war in syria. rebel fighters advancing toward central damascus. activists say syrian war planes today attacked their own citizens, attacked the rebel targets near the damascus airport. cross fire in the capitol this week killed dozens of civilians in a city that's avoided much of the violence over the past two years, but no more. analysts say recent attacks in damascus mark the biggest challenge for president assad yet. the united states estimates that civil war led to at least 70,000 deaths. >>> in egypt, an opposition group reports it has a way to deal with president mohammed morsi. send him to space. the group reports it has submitted the islamist leader's name in an on-line contest run by axe body spray to win a free trip to space. they report they did it because no one in the universe can put up with blatant lies except for the people of the moon. the opposition accuses president morsi of monopolizing power, silencing moderate and liberal voice. a push to free the man who helped the united states track down osama bin laden now. and to get hollywood to take a stand at its bi
. they are vowing to liberate the capital damascus. they are worried civil war may be spilling across the border. it killed 12 people and damaged vehicles taking aid supplies to syria. >>> european authorities are investigating several firms in connection with a meat labeling scandal. food safety regulators are looking into the possibility someone deliberately switched beef for horse meat because it's cheaper to produce. officials in britain and ireland studied frozen lasagnes and hamburgers sold this year in supermarkets. the british regulators found 60% of the meat used in lasagne was from horses, but the products were labeled as 100% beef. they recalled them after tests confirmed they contained horse meat. a french company produced the lasagnes using meat from romaine yann slaughter houses. they want those responsible for selling horse meat as beef to face harsh punishment. >>> it's not only the investors following japan's economic policy. tell us what's the story here. >> it looks like prime minister's policies have been given a thumbs up by the u.s. government. she supports japan's economic
around damascus as government forces tried to retake control of areas but had fallen to rebel fighters. they are the latest battles in the civil war that has already taken 60,000 lives. one of the most pivotal moment came when the district fell to opponents of president assad. our president was there during the shelling, and tonight he has this report. >> deserted and destroyed. it is hard to a mansion this once symbolized the hopes of cirio's revolution. -- to imagine this once symbolized the hopes of syria across revolution. >> it was changing. on the revolution. it makes people think more. >> he was an activist. >> people understand this regime will never go on in a peaceful way. >> it was a one-sided battle. we watch the bombardment the rebels were powerless to stop, and most of the victims were civilians. the defense was led by the captain. they are killing civilians because they cannot get to us, he told me. later, he, too was killed by a shell. his parents are refugees. they spoke to me about the day their son decided to join the rebels. we tried to delay it, hoping things might
. talks continue next week. in syria, a bomb went off in damascus, killing 53 and wounding more. this is after three straight days of attacks as the syrian -- >> another her india's -- another in this bomb attacks -- horrendous bomb attack. it is not clear if this was the actual target as the explosion hit a busy intersection near a school and hospital, wrecking minicars and setting them on fire. state media blame the outrage on western-backed terrorist and both say that this was a suicide car bomb, by radical islamic groups linked to al qaeda. many also blame the regime as the political opposition coalition condemned this as an act of terror, whoever was behind this. but the bombing was the latest in a relentless daily outpouring of violence of this destroying the country. this has been a battlefield since last july. virtually every day at least 100 people are killed in syria. it was said to president assad that it was time to go. >> there is an important message from the national coalition, and they have responded to this with serious negotiations because of , political agreem
anything that falls will stick quickly. 29. damascus. a coating to an inch. it will be slick first thing in the morning. we'll have or on that land a look at the next snow after this. it's straight ahead. >> thanks a lot, wyatt. >> ravens nation is still celebrating the team's super bowl victory against the 49ers. we'll be welcoming the team home tomorrow with a parade at city all. cheryl, what do you have for us? >> reporter: the city is planning to host thousands of people here tomorrow morning, but tonight we are hearing those microphones get a test and the purple light and the fences are up lining the parade route which will start mat city hall. it will go down commerce street and continue to howard and pratt. at 10:45, you'll see players, including ray lewis and coach john harbaugh as they get a big baltimore welcome home. their destin disaition is m&t bank stadium, the office of promotion. a bold win can bring a big above the to baltimore. we talked to tracy baskerville and so many saw baltimore and the spotlight. she's hoping that they will not only visit tomorrow but for months t
and bring a little snow. let's get to it. let's start with a time lapse we have from damascus. look at that coating of snow they have. a picked up about an inch and a half. they had a little snow. we could see another coating again tomorrow and into tomorrow night. temperatures are not far off from average. 45 in the district. hagerstown 39. gaithersburg at 39. that is the result of having snow packed on the ground. here is our overall pattern. we have a series of cold fronts off to our west. they will push through late tomorrow. they will drop our temperatures for the weekend. it will be much colder. we will go from 50 degrees back down to the 30's for highs this weekend. as we transition into colder air and the fronts move through, it could produce a low pressure system. toward the tail end of the rush hour on friday, we will have areas of light rain. that is indicated by blue and green. we start to change over into a mix of rain and snow as we cool off and our temperatures drop. we should see that transition. this is late friday evening early saturday morning. a bit of snow on th
on the outskirts of the downtown. the suburbs are the battleground, for now. [ explosions ] in a damascus suburb, government air strikes have reduced much of the place to rubble. as they have in the northern city of aleppo, where they were pulling more bodies from the wreckage. but all sides suffer in this war. we went to a wake for a beloved local politician in damascus. he was kidnapped and burned to death in his car by jihadist rebels who claimed credit on the internet we were told. there was almost nothing left of him, his brother told us. rebel mortar fire landed near assad's palace. that's a first. you look in the eyes of so many people, you see a different kind of wound, the fear is real. near of what tomorrow may bring to damascus. terry moran, abc news, damascus, syria. >>> former congressman jesse jackson jr. and his wife are due in court, expected to plead guilty to federal charges. he's accused of spending $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items, including a $40,000 gold rolex. his wife, a former chicago lawmaker, sandra jackson, is charged with filing false tax returns. >>> vic
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